Rebels Face Mississippi State In Road Series

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Freshman catcher Natalie Martinez and the Rebels face Miss. State on Friday at 7 p.m. CT on ESPNU and WatchESPN.com.

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Freshman catcher Natalie Martinez and the Rebels face Miss. State on Friday at 7 p.m. CT on ESPNU and WatchESPN.com.
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April 11, 2013

Ole Miss Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

OXFORD, Miss. – Following a no-hit performance by junior pitcher Carly Hummel on Tuesday, the Ole Miss softball team will head south to Starkville, Miss., this weekend to take on Mississippi State in a three-game series beginning Friday at 7 p.m. CT.

“Mississippi State is a quality team that has been to regionals quite a bit the past few years,” Ole Miss softball head coach Windy Thees said. “We’re looking forward to finally hitting our stride and really turning a corner as a team. I look forward to this team continuing to build and move forward.”

Friday’s series opener will be televised by ESPNU and can also be seen on WatchESPN.com. Holly Rowe and Garland Cooper will be on the call. Saturday and Sunday’s games will each begin at 1 p.m. CT.

Ole Miss (21-23, 2-13 Southeastern Conference) is coming off an 8-0 (5) win Tuesday over Arkansas-Pine Bluff in which Hummel pitched the fourth no-hitter in program history and struck out a season-high 10 batters. Freshman first baseman Madi Osias led the Rebels at the plate by going 3-3 with three runs, two RBI and a pair of doubles. In the last two games combined, both Ole Miss victories, Osias is 5-7 with four runs, five RBI, one home run and two doubles.

Among players with 50 or more at bats this season, sophomore third baseman Allison Brown leads the Rebels with a .339 batting average, 43 hits and 35 RBI. Brown also leads the SEC with 14 doubles. Junior outfielder RT Cantillo leads Ole Miss with five home runs and a team-high .436 on base percentage.

In the circle, Hummel (10-13) has pitched a team-high 115.1 innings and 96 strikeouts this season. Fellow junior Shelby Jo Fenter is second on the team with 77.0 innings pitched and 76 strikeouts.

Defensively, Ole Miss continues to lead the SEC and the country with a .984 fielding percentage, committing just 17 errors in 44 games, and multiple errors in a game just once.

Mississippi State (24-14, 3-9 SEC) enters Friday’s series opener coming off a 6-5 win on the road at No. 3 Florida. It was MSU’s first win over a top-three ranked opponent since 2002. In conference action, Mississippi State has home wins over LSU and Auburn, in addition to its win Sunday over Florida.

Junior infielder/catcher Logan Foulks leads Mississippi State at the plate, batting .350 with a team-high 10 home runs. Junior Alison Owen is the Bulldogs’ top pitcher. Owen (13-6) holds a 1.68 ERA, throwing 183 strikeouts in 133.2 innings of work.

For all Ole Miss softball news and information, go to OleMissSports.com and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissSoftball and on Facebook at Ole Miss Softball.

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